Aug 1: Ottmar Liebert at Napa Valley Opera House


As if the energetic staccato rhythms of flamenco didn’t already have the power to drag you into dance, “nuevo flamenco” transforms the traditional music and fuses it with hints of jazz, rumba and salsa to produce a contemporary derivative. Displaced in its homeland of Spain by rock ’n’ roll in the ’60s, the “new” flamenco is made possible by five-time Grammy nominee and Zen monk Ottmar Liebert. Meditate on the strums of his acoustic guitar on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $30-$35. 707.226.7372.